Event

2022 Jan 26

Development Talks: Confronting Post-COVID Macroeconomic Challenges in Namibia

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Ipumbu W. Shiimi, Minister of Finance, Namibia

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos, Director of Applied Research, Growth Lab

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2022 Feb 01

Book Talk - Reclaiming Populism: How Economic Fairness Can Win Back Disenchanted Voters

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

Book coverReclaiming Populism contends that populist upheavals like Trump, Brexit, and the Gilets Jaunes happen when the system really is rigged. Citizens the world over are angry not due to immigration or income inequality, but economic unfairness:...

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2021 Dec 20

Research Seminar: The Cushioning Effect of Immigrant Mobility

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

Speaker: Cem Özgüzel, Economist, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Abstract: During the Great Recession, immigrants reacted to the drop in labour demand in Spain through internal migration or leaving the country. Consequently, provinces lost 13.5% of their immigrants or -3% of the total labour supply, on average. Using municipal registers and longitudinal administrative data, I find that immigrant outflows slowed the decline in employment and wage of natives. I use a modified shift-share instrument based on...

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2021 Dec 13

Research Seminar - Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

Apollo's Arrow offers a broad account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020 and of how the pandemic will unfold, and ultimately end, in the coming years. Using up-to-the-moment information, and drawing on epidemiology, sociology, medicine, public health, history, virology, and other fields, it explores what it means to live in a time of plague — an experience...

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2021 Nov 30

Seminar: Macroeconomic Policy in South Africa

8:30am to 10:00am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

On 30 November the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme will host an online seminar on macroeconomic policy in South Africa. This presentation is based on the report Macroeconomic Risks after a Decade of Microeconomic Turbulence, South Africa (2007–2021) by Ricardo Hausmann, Federico Sturzenegger, Patricio Goldstein, Frank Muci, and Douglas Barrios.

Federico Sturzenegger will present the report, which analyzes the performance of macroeconomic policy in South Africa from 2007 to 2020 and outlines...

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2021 Nov 18

Un México posible: Lecciones aprendidas en desarrollo económico y bienestar desde Querétaro

5:00pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 414 (Democracy Lab)/Zoom

**This seminar will be in Spanish only**

Este evento esta auspiciado por la Asociación de Estudiantes Mexicanos de la Universidad de Harvard, y el Grupo de Estudiantes Mexicanos del Harvard Kennedy School.

Francisco Domínguez Servién es un político mexicano. Ocupó el cargo de Gobernador del Estado de Querétaro desde 2015 hasta 2021. Desde 2019 al 2020, se desempeñó como Presidente de la Conferencia Nacional de Gobernadores. Previamente, fue Presidente de la Unión Ganadera (2002-2009), Diputado Federal (2006-2009...

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2021 Dec 08

POSTPONED: Development Talks: Confronting Post-COVID Macroeconomic Challenges in Namibia

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

*This event has been postponed until the Spring 2022 semester. More information to follow. 

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Ipumbu W. Shiimi, Minister of Finance, Namibia

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos, Director of Applied Research, Growth Lab...

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2021 Nov 17

Diversity in Development: Alternative Visions of “Development”

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The first session of this Diversity in Development series discussed facts of the problem of limited diversity in the field of international development and introduced frameworks for understanding the problem. In this second session, panelists will discuss goals of “development” and the...

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